Dressing Up: Fashion Week NYC by Lee Friedlander. First edition (2015). First impression large format hardback in new condition. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted any questions please get in touch.
About Dressing Up: Fashion Week NYC
So, Friedlander (b. 1934) is one of the most renowned photographers of his generation. People in their everyday environments are transformed into arresting portraits through his lens. The banal features of roadsides, store fronts, and city streets become vivid scenery. Although, in this book, he ventures into new territory. He turns his eye to the rarefied world of fashion. Then revealing precisely what is common place about it: behind the glamorous spectacle of the runway are many people hard at work.
This body of work was commissioned by the New York Times Magazine in 2006. Back when the artist spent time backstage at the Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Zac Posen, Oscar de la Renta, and also Proenza Schouler shows. Many of the resulting images are published here for the first time. The images depict a flurry of toiling stylists, dressers, makeup artists, photographers, and also models. All of them preparing, but not quite prepared, for an image to be taken. Lovers of photography and high end fashion will be surprised and also intrigued by this inside glimpse into the world of runway design.
So, the images contrast very much to the 'normal' images we see of fashion week. Friedlander shows us everything extortionately closely, at a very stark angle. Therefore, providing a deeply personal and unique perspective, undercutting our usual view of this world.
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